I did this series of paintings while I was away from my dear friends missing them tremendously. I figured if I wanted my friends with my in Detroit while they were soaking up the sun in California, I should bring them through oil paint. Me being able to take those hours to meditate who they are to me really helped me through the lonely time being set apart from them. While working on the series, one of my friends were in a fatal car accident which made it even more important for me to discover what it meant to eternalize someone through portrait.